Sulfur Dioxide Supplier to Albany

Noble Gas Solutions is a much relied-upon distributor of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) to various commercial customers across Albany.

Sulphur Dioxide is a colorless, irritating, nonflammable, poisonous, liquefied gas transported under its own vapor pressure in cylinders, ton containers, or small (1,000–5,000 gallon) tanks. It’s a natural by-product of volcanic occurences and is produced by the combustion of sulfur-containing hydrocarbons in the atmosphere. Commercial production is almost always as a byproduct of other manufacturing, the process by which it’s created being a matter of the demand for other products. A frequent source of sulfur dioxide has been the creation of calcium silicate cement from calcium sulfate and coke.

It’s generally conceded that the largest use of sulfur dioxide is in petroleum refining. By means of the Claus Process, petroleum refiners produce elemental sulfur and water by adding sulfur dioxide to hydrogen-sulfide-containing hydrocarbons.

Since the ancient Romans first set down their wine production techniques, sulfur dioxide has been used extensively to reduce the oxidation of fermenting spirits. The largest use of packaged quantities of sulfur dioxide remains as a preservative applied in the process of making wine. SO2 enjoys use also as preservative for dried fruits; it helps fruits to keep their color and reduces the growth of microorganisms.

At one time, predating the synthesis and commercialization of chlorofluorocarbons in the 1930’s, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, and methyl chloride all found wide use in mechanical refrigeration.

Anymore, SO2 is further used make part-per-million-level calibration gas mixtures for the petrochemical industry and environmental emission monitoring.

We invite any commercial enterprise in Albany looking for a reliable source of sulfur dioxide to contact us, Noble Gas Solutions, online or call us at (518) 465-5229. We distribute PurityPlus® sulfur dioxide pretty much everywhere in this market. You can rest assured we also carry other products from PurityPlus®, the premier name in specialty gases.